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Summer 2019 Reading Teachers (East Harlem & the South Bronx)

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DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI) | New York, NY
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DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI)


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DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), an award winning youth development program, is seeking dynamic teachers to work in our nationally recognized summer enrichment program for elementary school youth. DREAM’s summer REAL Kids program offers a unique and supportive environment focused on enhancing youth engagement in reading and learning while building life skills in nutrition and fitness, critical thinking, teambuilding and leadership. 

  

The program offers a supportive teaching environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Class sizes are small (maximum of 18-22 students) and every teacher works with two to three college students who aspire to work in education, youth development or social work. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading a centers based literacy workshop for two hours four days a week designed to maintain or improve youth reading levels;
  • Developing youth enthusiasm and confidence in reading;
  • Designing lesson plans and implementing projects according to the REAL Kids curriculum which is designed to foster character values including, but not limited to, respect, effort, and teamwork;
  • Implementing activities designed to foster better communication and social skills during Team Clubhouse, four days a week;
  • Leading off-site field trips to pre-arranged destinations in New York City, one day per week;
  • Working with youth in positive and creative ways that encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork;
  • Ensuring child safety and agreeing to file a report if any injury or risk-behavior is observed;
  • Coaching 2 group leaders to ensure that they are invested and involved in classroom activities. Teachers will meet with group leaders once a week.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience as a teacher elementary school program (required);
  • State or city certification and an M.A. in Education (preferred);
  • Believe in the promise and potential of urban youth;
  • Understanding of youth development as it relates to education;
  • Ability to take initiative and maintain flexibility;
  • Interest or knowledge of baseball/softball (preferred);
  • Deep embodiment of DREAM’s organizational values of teamwork, diversity, integrity and fun.

Hours 

Monday-Thursday, 8am-1pm and Fridays, 9am-3pm with an additional hour of planning TBD. 


The REAL Kids summer program will operate from July 1 to August 9, 2019 and begins with additional training and planning beginning in mid-June. There will be no program July 4th & 5th in observance of the holiday; 

  

Compensation 

The program offers highly competitive compensation. 

DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), an award winning youth development program, is seeking dynamic teachers to work in our nationally recognized summer enrichment program for elementary school youth. DREAM’s summer REAL Kids program offers a…

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  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

Location

1991 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10029
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